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PAUL | WE HAD THE CHANCES

20 February 2021

"We dominated for some periods of the game and if we'd had a little bit more care in the final third we could have been two or three up"

Paul Lambert felt Town's performance against Oxford United this afternoon was an encouraging one.

Blues were left frustrated as it ended goalless with The U's at Portman Road, with Troy Parrott and James Norwood having the best chances of the afternoon.

Norwood struck the woodwork in the 53rd minute, with Parrott poking wide from close range after good work from Teddy Bishop in the 55th.

"It was an encouraging performance and was certainly better than the games against Peterborough and Northampton," the Town boss told iFollow Ipswich.

"We dominated for some periods of the game and if we'd had a little bit more care in the final third we could have been two or three up.

"Troy and James worked really hard up front and had their chances which they were a bit unlucky with.

"The good thing is we created the chances, though, so if we can continue that, the goals will come. From that point of view things were better today.

"I felt like it was the right team for the game and that's why there were seven changes from Tuesday. It's nothing against the lads that played against Northampton.

"You could see the players were fighting. Josh [Harrop] put in a great block right at the end and that's just as important as everything going forward. He saw the danger and threw his body in the way - I was pleased to see that from him."


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